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SFGTV
Jul 19, 2010 1:42pm PDT
citizens of san francisco. they have a great gift. i think the family has always been a part of our city, and for them to remain here in this way is very elegant and great, so again, thank you very much. without objection, so move. -- so moved. madam clerk, item five please. >> item 5, resolution imposing interim zoning controls requiring authorization for a change in child care facilities. supervisor maxwell: i would like to welcome supervisor alioto- pier. this is your item. supervisor alioto-pier: i'm here today to ask you for your support on this resolution that imposes interim zoning controls to protect child care facilities here in san francisco. for more than two years, i worked to save children's village, a program run by catholic facilities. i was disappointed to learn that there are no zoning projections for child care facilities. along with supervisors dufty and daly, i have introduced this resolution to ensure that when a child care center closes or is reduced in size, the new use would require a conditional use of the recession. if the project sponsor replaces the child care
SFGTV
Jul 24, 2010 3:01pm PDT
the different entities of city college, school district, and the city and county, and colleagues, i would be more than happy to answer any questions if you would like. and i would just like to say that i have had very positive and constructive discussions with chief gascon and the police department and department of h.r. and the school district and those who run the police athletic league. very appreciative of their enthusiasm and optimism. the chief says he really liked this idea. he frankly was surprised san francisco does not have something in little more institutionalized. >> i agree with you again. 343. the police activity lead -- we just graduated 28 young men and women on friday, ages 13 to 18 that now will be intense in both english side and bayview station. leadership skills, the goal attainment -- it was a fantastic class. it was a four-week academy where they learned a lot about themselves. again, we came from an environment where the explorer program is probably referencing exactly what you're talking about. each police station in los angeles had somewhere between 25 and
SFGTV2
Jul 31, 2010 3:30pm PDT
give to the city of san consist of. one of the main reasons why san francisco is such a special place and remains one of the world's greatest destinations, the arts. we need to make sure that our leaders remember that. but tonight is not for talking about budgets, it is about celebrating one of the greatest artists of any time, our time. how good is carlos santana [applause] -- as carlos santana of? -- carlos santana? [applause] an internationally renowned artist that lives his life with the generosity of a social worker, but is one of the biggest stars in the world today. he is also an international superstar who always keeps his heart here in san francisco and the bay area and we are so fortunate to have someone like him that always comes home to us to perform, held the community, just to be with us. he is an expert -- he is an incredibly special person and we are honored to be able to honor him tonight. quickly i would like to bring up -- you cannot do this alone, we have the help of many city departments throughout the year, we needed sponsors from the private sector as well. we h
SFGTV2
Jul 24, 2010 3:31pm PDT
like to bring up -- you cannot do this alone, we have the help of many city departments throughout the year, we needed sponsors from the private sector as well. we had a wonderful partner for the past few years, louise came on the scene with "the san francisco examiner, who has underwritten tonight's events half. without further ado of would like to invite the publisher, john wilcox, to come and say couple of words. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. like so many other nights in this great city, tonight is special. not just because of the award being received, which honors otter this from generations who have made this city great and have been made great by the city. no city invites the hard to soar like san francisco does. and renowned san francisco and may have set a better when she said the some of them -- synonym for san francisco is inspiration. most people think that cities inspire leaders and leaders inspire cities, but i would like to add that artists inspired cities and cities inspire artists. who knows which in print -- which inspiration comes first? it does not really m
SFGTV
Jul 25, 2010 9:02pm PDT
form. on 7.1k, which provides as a condition for the city's closing of this deal, it says, "city's compliance with all applicable laws." , and that should be "museum's compliance with all applicable laws." that same language is replicated in section 7.3h. it says the same thing. in other words, in 7.1k, it should be "museum's" and that will be corrected. that would apply to first source hiring, which is applicable. that is within the definition of applicable laws. supervisor chiu: on this question of whether we need to amend the agreement to specifically first course -- first source hiring, you think that is something we need to do? >> i believe it would be the first was hiring is applicable, which i believe it is, we have already looked at that, that that would be redundant and unnecessary, but we could do that as well as long as we're going to make this one change. we could add those words to the specific provisions that are addressed if it is deemed advisable by the partisan the board. supervisor chiu: 90. i guess i would look to the parties to say is that something that would b
SFGTV
Jul 19, 2010 9:30pm PDT
that would be agreeable? -- thank you. >> from the cities and, it is totally agreeable. the jet from the city's end -- from the city's and. >> that is absolutely agreeable. we get at a reference to the first source hiring chapter of the administrative code -- we could add a reference to the first source hiring chapter. supervisor chiu: i'm not sure that requires a formal motion because the agreement is not in front of us, but as long as there is a commitment by the parties to do this, i'm comfortable with leaving it as it is and allow the parties to do that. >> that is right, and the committee does not have the jurisdiction to make an amendment to the contract. you have to have the parties agree, and they will submit new a new version. supervisor chiu: great. supervisor maxwell: without objection -- again, supervisor. >> thank you. i'm here for items 5 and 6, but i would like to thank supervisor maxwell for letting me make a comment. as a supervisor who represents district two and the presidio, we have had a number of committee hearings right here in land use on the proposed mus
SFGTV
Jul 19, 2010 9:00pm PDT
position, as a member. [people stating their organizations] >> for the city and county of san francisco. >> congratulations, commissioners. well done. [applause] >> thank you. in supervisor maxwell: welcome to land use. i am chair supervisor maxwell, and i am joined by a member, supervisor chiu. i want to thank the folks from channel 26 for bringing us live. madam clerk, you have some announcements. >> please make sure to turn of cellular phones and pagers. completed speaker carts and copies of documents to become pleaded as part of the file -- completed as part of the file should be submitted. supervisor maxwell: thank you. will you read items one, two, and three together please? >> item 1, ordinance accepting irrevocable offers up public infrastructure improvements associated with mission bay north lot n1. item two, ordinance dedicating a portion of state trust parcel 54 open space public use, naming the new park, and spark. item three, ordinance dedicating a portion of the trust partial 5 mission bay south part for open space public use and naming the new park bayfront park
SFGTV2
Jul 21, 2010 12:00am PDT
large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. stories. some say a map oh, my! haa ha ha! ha hha ha! [snortg] i am the general manager of the san francisco public utilities commission and i am pleased to welcome you it our summit on climate change. as you know, throughout the country there is a number of meetings, discussions, probably even other summits on climate change. and you are probably wondering how this one is different, how this one might be more important or is important. and the reason it is different and it is essential because what we have gathered here today are the decision-makers for one of our most precious
FOX
Jul 27, 2010 12:00pm PDT
at city hall where last-minute wrangling may be able to save the jobs of dozens of police officers. we will tell you what is standing in their way, however -- much. >>> the fact is these documents don't reveal any -- >>> what the president says about the documents released from quicklyleaks. >>> a drunk driving recently sentenced for the death of a novato girl was just killed. edward shaffer who had nine dui convictions was stabbed to death and the fellow inmate is responsible. >> reporter: good afternoon. shaffer was found dead in san quentin prison. at the time of the sentencing, shaffer apologized. it's reported that an inmate stabbed shaffer on monday morning. shaffer was serving time for killing 9-year-old melanie osheroff. we spoke to aaron, her father, and he told us that police came to the door with the news. >> instead of him being in prison and serving time, he's like dead. we sort of felt that he got out the easy way. >> reporter: sosheroff said he would rather have had shaffer serve the entire investigation. >> we just continue on with our lives. that's what we're tryin
SFGTV
Jul 16, 2010 2:00am PDT
if you're okay with that. so we'll go ahead with item number one. is there anyone from the city departments presenting item number one? >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm with the controller's office of public finance. the item before you approves the issuance of obligations for national center for international schools in the aggregate amount not to exceed $26.5 million. there's no fiscal impact to the city. the city is not responsible for repayment of the obligations. i believe there's representatives here from the school to discuss the project if you have questions. supervisor avalos: okay. thank you. colleagues, any comments or questions? let's go on to public comment on item number one. any member of the public that would like to comment please come forward. okay, we'll close public comment. move forward with recommendations, without objection, colleagues. [gavel pounded] very good. madame clerk f you could please call item number two. [clerk reading item number two] supervisor avalos: thank you, madame clerk. this is one of several items that we'll be hearing today. we ha
SFGTV
Jul 26, 2010 8:02pm PDT
the city with the greatest and men need for ages 0 to 5. that includes employees who come into the city who seek to care for the city, and that comes from a nexus study that was conducted recently. san francisco has a model child- care facilities fund, which hsa contract with a low investment fund of facilities in place since 1998, we have a program -- a subsidized section 108 program we have done in partnership with moh the subsidized the build out into new facilities and new sites and expanded facilities. over the past 12 years, we have supported the expansion of 20 licensed centers -- actually, over 20 licensed centers, and dozens of additional sites have been able to maintain slots due to the fund. from 1998, 2002 -- from 1998 to 2002, through our section 108 program, the number of sorely needed infant/toddler slots where nearly doubled to 1000. yet, each of the centers has long waiting lists for infant or child have to care. sorely needed in the city. hsa, in partnership with moh, as i said has a subset as program. that program, in order to be eligible for the federal hud doll
SFGTV
Jul 22, 2010 8:00pm PDT
create a quick context. in 2008 the middle part of the year the city and county and police department decided to shift gears toward a new approach of governance in terms of deployment of police officers using what has commonly been referred to as a zone strategy. basically saturating the areas and deploying police officers based upon statistical analysis of crime. it was not as sophisticated as it is today. but the effort has paid dividends. as a consequence we have seen over the course not just six months but candidly over the course of 20 to 24 months a substantial decrease in crime in almost every category in this city. one year doesn't necessarily make a trend but two years begins to associate itself with a trend. so, without getting ahead of ourselves, without overpromising, i don't want to leave you though with a sense that this news is new news or good news that may not continue in terms of its pace and its trend line. i want to acknowledge as well that the zone strategy was just recently recognized by the department of justice as one of the best practices in the united states.
SFGTV
Jul 26, 2010 9:02am PDT
stand for a lot of great people in the city working together to make this possible and are working with community members and folk to bring together ideas that will make better streets possible throughout the city. congratulations to everyone and i look forward to enjoying valencia street and many other corridors around the city for many years to come. [applause] >> thanks to all much the organizations working with the city to make san francisco a better place. a few more acknowledgments. i did mention the deputy general manager is here for a significant part of the process and more significant part when we get to caesar chavez. we had a support from the better streets, league of conservation voters, state department of transportation, cal tran and many others and the merchants around here were wonderful to work with. i also want to acknowledge i mentioned our director of cultural affairs is here and we have a lot of art here. the artists on this project and i pt want to acknowledge michae with that project. modestly hiding behind his art. i want to finally bring up one of our part
SFGTV
Jul 26, 2010 7:32pm PDT
francisco parts commission and the city's management regularly utilize city employees from the san francisco department of the environment to help themselves and knowingly falsely claim that the product that they use does not contain lead or heavy metals. such dishonesty and political shenanigans will undoubtedly have consequences. city field and rbd clearly knows is false and misleading. the board of supervisors and park commission have been told -- and, no, it is not true. the question is if children are going to develop sicknesses from these parts, including the golden gate park, but how many and how soon? it is currently on know how much exposure it will take before children that are in hailing the degrading material in these fields will begin exhibiting symptoms of accumulated lead poisoning, mercury poisoning, chronic asthma, acute mrsa bacterial infections, cancer, or other medical complications. we request that the row and valid environmental studies and procedures be conducted before materials are selected in the future and that the public be properly and fairly informed o
SFGTV
Jul 25, 2010 8:32pm PDT
create and/or alter city parks using toxic materials is not one of them. despite the fact that the attorney general and lieutenant governor are fighting to protect children from their toxicity, the current administration has persisted with allowing such materials to be installed. today's synthetic turf may indeed be popular and being treated as expedient fixes for parks, but we have all seen the historic cost of others as popular fads. for instance, the fiscally efficient and widely used lead- based paints poison for decades, and nothing was thought to be more fiscally efficient than filling buildings with asbestos. today's fiscal fix is to create public parks with toxic synthetic materials that which only time will write be true environmental impact reports. it is a public records that the san francisco parts commission and the city's management regularly utilize city employees from the san francisco department of the environment to help themselves and knowingly falsely claim that the product that they use does not contain lead or heavy metals. such dishonesty and political shenan
SFGTV2
Jul 15, 2010 7:30pm PDT
it at virtually no cost to the city. that was amazing to me. city departments don't work that way. they say send the money over, and then i will do the work. i want to thank brian, the head of the crew who flawlessly with a crew of eight or 10 people the installation. they finished ahead of time. it involved them crawling inside the buddha to aattach and bolt it together. you did a flawless job, and i know the artist is happy. thank you. [applause] >> you are polite for clapping and applauding. i hope i am not boring you. everything we want well until we hit a cultural road block, for the vessel departure. at this point we reached out and called upon the gracious and well-kembinged former arts president, rosslyn swigg, who is not with us. she wrote and e-mail to senator diane feinstein, and before i knew it, the offices of senator feinstein were working on this. i know we have a representative from diane feinstein's office. could you raise your hand? where are you? [applause] thank you so much. within two days we had a letter from senator feinstein that was sent to the shanghai of
SFGTV
Jul 22, 2010 1:30pm PDT
is costing the city a lot of money and gives less people for the chief to deploy on the street. i think if lieutenant bradley could help us prioritize that it, so they can get back on the street or which it -- or whatever should happen with them. perhaps lieutenant riley can report back on the first meeting in august. president marshall: all right, anything else? all right, we will take public comment on the item 4 a * b. none. we will move to item no. 5. >> item number five, mr. president, is public comment on all matters pertaining to the closed session. closed session is described under items 7a, b, and c. 7a is pursuant to government code 54957 administrative code 67.10, personal exception, discussion and possible action to adopt findings of fact supporting the commission's decision given march 17, 2010 in case number kmo d08-013 and jwf c08-014. the second item is pursuant to government code 54957 and 67.10, discussion only conference with legal counsel anticipated litigation. the city as defendant, number of potential cases being one. president marshall: i don't think we're
SFGTV
Jul 27, 2010 2:02am PDT
studies program at of the city college. i don't want to be split in the situation knows pitting one service against the other. san francisco needs more preschool programs and we should be serving all families to have young children with valuable programming. i am here to speak about the process of the rental. our program which is the child conservation program, has been housed at the clubhouse for almost 40 years. one of the reasons why this is not an appropriate facility for young children is that we have a monday through friday program there for almost four decades. ofour of my faculty strutted their 10 year at city college as infants in that program and now they are teaching for me. the process for granting this clubhouse has something to be desired. i found out about the process through an e-mail. i found out that there was a neat for the process going on with the clubhouse. i have been in contact with three members of park and wreck -- rec. i was not aware of the process until i have the e-mail with me and until 2009 and unfortunately, the city college is experiencing a budget
SFGTV2
Jul 28, 2010 12:03am PDT
and citizens. president brooks also served as director of administrative services for the city of san francisco where he was responsible for policy and planning for 14 city departments, managing over 300 employees, and a budget of $100 million. please join me in welcoming president brooks. . >> thank you, susan leyall, and good morning, welcome here. before i start i want to thank our general manager leyall who has done an extraordinary job here at the san francisco puc and also i want to recognize two people that just walked in, our vice president commissioner ann (inaudible) and commissioner dennis nolan that just arrived. thank you very much. i want to echo what miss leyall said, welcome everyone to this historic summit here in san francisco. the next couple days we're going to tackle very tough issues, the issues of global warming, issues of waste water, hydropower, the electric power in the city and i'm very proud that california is leading the nation in those efforts. we're leading the nation with our u.s. senator barbara boxer, who chairs the most powerful committee of the envi
SFGTV
Jul 24, 2010 4:31am PDT
become an integral part of the city of san francisco. he was not able to be here today, that somebody else is coming to take his place. thank you. >> thank you. i want to thank you for the staff working on this. as a representative of labor, i come here and i ask for something and it's a pleasure to be here today to recognize one of the real assets of this city. and to recognize somebody who really personifies the values to which i believe the city stands. if there was an inventory to be taken of the city, of its residents and business owners, i believe the name of richard patani would be written there boldly in black ink. fors a participation in our apprenticeship program and of the iron workers for over 26 years and being a responsible employer. it's an honor to accept this recognition on richard's behalf. thank you. [applause] president chiu: congratulations. that concludes our special commendations for today. please call 49 through 51. the board of supervisors sitding as a company of the whole for a public hearing on amendments made last week to the resolution determining
SFGTV2
Jul 28, 2010 9:33pm PDT
. >> its one of the few neighborhoods that remains affordable in the city. there are a lot of families with young children in the neighborhood because the less than ideal urban planning results in less safe places but an over all housing stock. its not noe valley or the mission its in limbo. second is the diversity of people. there are a lot of terrific people that live here that are open to all sorts of possibilities. i was in portland before this which i liked for a lot of urban reasons a likeable and walkable city but its the widest cities and it freaked me out! so, growing up in chicago and new york you know i had sushi and chinese food and everything cuisine my entire life. i like different people. if i don't have somebody disagree with me once every 5 minutes something is wrong. this neighborhood is like that. the one problem i had never had to face as being supervisor is apathy. i never had a day when people don't care to call me that something's wrong and i want to do something different and new. >> y are lucky in the castro because the resident's association, the merchant's as
SFGTV
Jul 21, 2010 8:01pm PDT
properties, and in particular office properties in the city. in terms of the fiscal impact of this, the transfer tax is the city's most volatile source of tax revenue, estimating in any given year changes to the tax for the amount of revenue the tax generates always involves a lot of uncertainty. if the tax of these rates had been in effect over the past nine years, in some years the city would have generated as little as $6 million from this increase. in other years, the city would have generated as much as $90 million. because this is a tax on the upper end properties, and there are relatively few of them, and their volume is quite volatile, this is really the most volatile part of our transfer tax base where this new revenue would be coming from. if you average the experience over the past nine years -- and that's a fairly good record, some good years, some bad years -- the average revenue gain for the city is $35 million. and that's the value that we used in estimating the economic impact of the legislation. as i mentioned, the vast majority of properties affected by this tax increa
SFGTV
Jul 24, 2010 6:31pm PDT
made the song the official song of the city and it was never rescinded. and i can never find it. i thought it was. but i'm happy that a friend of mine found it and all of those times that george was threatening to sue me, every time it came up. he just knew mgm was behind me. they never heard of me. but i love san francisco. i arrived here august 29, 1947. i've loved every moment. i've lived downtown where i could walk a lot. well, i can't walk anymore, but i certainly enjoyed walking all over the hills all these years and i love the city. and thank you so much! [applause] thank you. it's wonderful. president chiu: thank you. congratulations. i would like to ask our colleague sophie maxwell to present the next commendation. supervisor maxwell: who is behind the big red cranes? i would like to recognize richard patani. he is the co-president of the dreyage company. he is carrying on the business started by his father in 1925. richard is participant of the trade entrepreneurship program. he has given freely of his time and energy to help hundreds of apprentices to learn the schools o
SFGTV
Jul 19, 2010 8:00pm PDT
that unite the interests of our hiring practices in the san francisco city and county, police, fire, sheriff's department, public safety, and with the school district and city college. there has been ad hoc programs that have been implemented over the years, but no program exists today that brings together the city and county, san francisco school district, and city college, that actually helps with and assuring of us being able to provide and facilitate the interests of high school students who would like to me to pursue a career in the police apartment or in the fire department, public safety, and who would like to seek out what those experiences might look like while they are in high school. what the ordinance does is help solidify some of the work that has been ongoing, but it has been ongoing in a way that is not institutionalized, in a way that i think we should. right now, recruitment at the police department for people outside san francisco is at an all-time high at about 76% of recruits coming into sfpd not living in san francisco or come from san francisco. it is almost as
SFGTV2
Jul 20, 2010 4:30pm PDT
simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed the valves for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we started on this project in 1969. i'm a
SFGTV2
Jul 26, 2010 7:02am PDT
: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engi
SFGTV2
Jul 20, 2010 4:00pm PDT
across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets th
SFGTV
Jul 21, 2010 8:00am PDT
tax credits not just for the space but our overall relationship with city college. they also use -- use significant number of our fields -- and not just this facility but other facilities as well. i think it is an important time to point out that we have a very strong relationship with city college. it transcends this particular department and this particular class. during the course of the last year that i have been on the job, i have actually had conversations with -- with trustee chair milton marks who specifically requested that when this issue was ripe six months ago that we delay six months because the class had already been put in the program guide. i have had conversations with -- with the chancellor, with chancellor griffen, we have had a few conversations with peter goldstein about this. this was a letter that again repredated my tenure as g.m. in june asking for a reconciliation with city college on various deeds for fields and facilities. there has been a year's worth of e-mail back and forth with city college and also -- also involving some of the -- of the group tha
SFGTV
Jul 19, 2010 8:30pm PDT
various bodies and boards of commissions in city leadership. i have the privilege today of wearing in 13 people. five who have served previously on board the commissions and seven that will be serving for their first times. i'm honored to be joined by many distinguished guests, leaders in their own right and capacity, members of various commissions, directors of various departments. our senior leader at city hall, my chief of staff and, importantly, former mayor willie brown, who took the time to be here. thank you, mayor. [applause] >> i have said this in a few other public occasions but it bears repeating particularly in light of the fact mayor brown took the time to be here. i started my time and tenure here at city hall, was actually across the street, the temporary facility, when i got a call from someone in the mayor's office who said that she was very proud that the mayor had selected me to serve on the film commission, which i was quite enthusiastic about. 25, 26 years old, no experience in city government but i loved movies and i thought i would make an outstanding film co
SFGTV
Jul 21, 2010 1:01pm PDT
the city. for the past years, my friends and i have lived in forest hills. i grew up in both the financial district and civic center areas of the city. you often hear about the shootings at 101 california street in 1993. \ it i here that i gave birth and raise our son, a who is here today. in short, i have done a lot of living in san francisco. i want to be part of keeping our city communities say -- safe. in the last seven years i have been handling disputes that need mediators, cases with business, real estate, construction, and estate planning. i have been involved in a number of professional organizations. among the regional members of the lawyers alliance, using our legal skills to advance issues related to women and children in san francisco. one of the accomplishments is the children's waiting room and hall of justice. these are safe places offering child-care, domestic courtroom. i presently serve on the san francisco bar organization as mediator and arbitrator, and these are just a few professional activities i have been involved in. i bring skill and experience from alm
SFGTV
Jul 15, 2010 9:00pm PDT
. and last, but not least, our city attorneys, who worked on the details of the loan agreement and procurement to make sure all sides were protected, and that is what we want. head another contributor. the huntington hotel graciously agreed to not charge for the artist's stay. with so many partners, i have to say this is truly an exemplary public-private partnership. most of the cost of the project has been private contributions. i would like to ask you one last time to applaud this small village of individuals on both sides of the pacific who made this dream a reality. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. so clearly, it takes a lot of work and a lot of people to bring a 10-ton sculpture across the pacific ocean, and bring it to the san francisco civic center. i know everyone wants to get to the mayor and hear from the artist. i want to quickly bring to the microphone, the consul general from the chinese consulate to say a few words, because we couldn't have done this without the partnership of the chinese government as well. >> honor mayor newscom, president of the commission, ladi
SFGTV
Jul 27, 2010 11:33pm PDT
but they are attachments to a disposition and development agreement that the city is not a party to. so if without this language i think the interagency cooperation agreement requires that significant or material amendments, and i would propose that we do use amendment rather than change, they currently are supposed to go back for the agency commission and to affected city departments for approval and it would not require they come back to the board. and again, there are certain things that are approving right now as part of the redevelopment plan amendments. there's the redevelopment plan that's a constitution. if there's anything that's going to affect the rechange the redevelopment plan itself, that only comes back to the board for approval. supervisor chu: okay. so the items that supervisor ross mirkarimi, that you are amending are the underlined documents of 12 and 13? supervisor mirkarimi: thank you. that is correct. and as i stipulated in consultation with the city attorney, it is simply a backstop to make sure the board of supervisors is able to be, i think that umpire poten
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Jul 27, 2010 3:02am PDT
back and forth about this. so, there was a history of payment. i think city college ran into financial challenges. i can't speak as to whether the department stopped collecting. i think because we have a great relationship with city college and we do believe in their mission. i think -- i think, as somebody said today, these are great programs. another thing to think about is -- you have a decision before you today -- but there are other opportunitys for us to continue to partner with city college on a program like this. you'll hear an. mation item that was supposed to come before this but because of the length of the hearing, president bule took us out of order to accommodate the people that came. but for six months, we have wean talking about the fact that we can't staff our club hows anymore. the budget impacts are very real. we have been searching where we can't identified community partner that is are consistent with our mission to help keep the space active. what we don't want to do and we do have a current -- a current tenant in laurel, that's different than callow hil
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Jul 22, 2010 2:00pm PDT
city, and we have taken a great pleasure in the relationships that we develop with the fire department in putting this together, so appreciate your giving this very serious consideration, and i and my team are happy to answer any questions you may have. thanks. >> good afternoon, supervisors. president of the san francisco fire fighters. i would also like to speak in favor of this resolution, this item before you today. i think it is a great project for the city. i think it helps us with public safety. i think it helps us with our support of the arts in san francisco, and after many years, this station has become old and tired. this was once the busiest firehouse in america, and it has only just recently been passed by station 3 in the tenderloin, which is now the busiest firehouse in america. 30, 40, 50 years of backing a truck and engine in and out about 57 times a day will exert a lot of strain on a facility, and i think it is time to replace this one. as i said before, it is a great partnership, and i hope you support this project. supervisor maxwell: thank you. anyone e
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Jul 20, 2010 3:30pm PDT
excluded from. for a city like ours that certainly likes to see itself as engaged and sophisticated on so many levels, having that level of deficiency of voter turnout belies that particular reputation. i believe that the rest of california will follow. i would like to thank the senator for his efforts in sacramento of trying to get same day voter registration. it's passed the state senate but it's very unlikely that governor schwarzenegger will sign this into law. this idea had been attempted in 2002 by state proposition 52 and it passed in san francisco by nearly 60% of the vote, even though it did not pass in california. it came close. we're poised to make this happen and do well and quite a few good government organizations, neighborhood groups certainly support this. colleagues, i'm more than happy to answer any questions. i would like to thank the department of election for all of their expertise and insight in this particular charter amendment and i think it's where our day has come to implement this level of performance. thank you. president chiu: any further discussion? if we cou
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Jul 27, 2010 10:02am PDT
police department involvement presented to the city and county of san francisco just recently. so, our efforts are not only paying dividends in being recognized locally by the community, most importantly, and by leaders throughout the city and the region and state, but now across the country. now, quickly to the stats, the chief will walk you through ain specific detail. i will say just the following. last year we saw a 54% decline in homicides in the city among the lowest rates we had in over half a century. in fact, the stats get very questionable in those 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. but they are down to the lowest level since the early 1960's. we had crime, violent crime, part one crime in the city, drop 10%, double digits, last year. the statistics that the chief will give you today are based upon those historic drops last year. i say that to make this point. they are even more significant working with your district captains who are also here. analyzing problems in your kennedy and determining the priority for police enforcement. this is a cornerstone of the community policing model
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Jul 26, 2010 7:32am PDT
would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we started on this project in 1969. i'm a sandhog. i've been a sandhog for 37 years. narrator: sandhogs are the men of local 147, who work deep below the city. they began building the infrastructure of new york in 1872. from the subways to the sewers, the water tunnels to the highway tunnels, new york city thrives because of their work. ryan: you got one little hole in the ground, and nobody knows we're here. see the empire state building, right. that's 1,000 feet. so you figure, you go down 1,000. how high that is -- that's how far we go down. narrator: stretching more than 60 miles under the city, tunnel 3 is taking generations of workers to complete. ryan: i don't even want to imagine what my father had to go through. when we first started, it was a rough job. everything was d
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Jul 28, 2010 7:33pm PDT
not blended into the city's institutional system in a way that i think it should get recognized and help that particular student final potentially towards a perspective career and the way that it may eyeless angeles or in other cities. >> most importantly, what it also does, once they are sent out to a particular district, with his men and women now are working administrative positions, they are doing certain things with in the building, quite frankly, that we have sworn officers doing that it will not need to do and we can get more cops back out on the street. they serve a fantastic function as far as administrative is concerned, and they take upon a lot of responsibilities that would allow us to put more uniformed officers back on the streets, so it does pay dividend, even in the beginning, even if it were not a full-time employee. they are getting involved, and it does take some of the work load off of us and allow us to put more cops back on the street. >> -- supervisor mirkarimi: part of it is we are apprenticing people who know san francisco, who had a relationship to it based
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